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GUARDIANSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF PROPERTY ACT 1991 - SECT 32G

Health professional must give information to health attorney

If a health professional asks a health attorney to consent to medical treatment for a protected person, or to the protected person participating in low-risk research, the health professional must give the health attorney information about the following:

        (a)     the reasons why the person is a protected person;

        (b)     the condition of the protected person;

        (c)     the medical treatment or low-risk research for which consent is sought;

        (d)     any alternative medical treatment or low-risk research that is available;

        (e)     the nature and likely effect of the medical treatment for which consent is sought and any alternative medical treatment;

        (f)     the nature and degree of any significant risks involved with the medical treatment or low-risk research for which consent is sought and any alternative medical treatment;

        (g)     the likely effect of not providing the medical treatment or low-risk research for which consent is sought;

        (h)     the decision-making principles;

              (i)     any other matter that the health professional believes on reasonable grounds is relevant to the provision of consent for the medical treatment or low-risk research.

Note     If a form is approved under s 75A for this provision, the form must be used.



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